Preparation and Sensory Evaluation of Finger Millet Khakhra

Author(s): Pasumarthi Giridhar

Khakhra is a crispy version of roti, it is usually a cracker that is handmade and roasted to provide crunchiness. It is also a healthy snack which is a common recipe in the Rajasthani and Gujarati cuisines. Khakhra when prepared by using finger millet as a major ingredient provides a much more nutrition in terms of protein, carbohydrates, minerals and dietary fibers in comparison with the traditional khakhra that is made of wheat flour. Since over consumption of wheat or its products are known for improper health condition such as celiac disorder may overcome by substituting it with ragi or finger millet which is rich in several minerals such as calcium and iron. Finally obtained product is kept for sensory evaluation by using nine point hedonic scale.

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